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of the party right now is that it is anti-tax and once big cuts in the size of government. and that has not changed. and through the whole budget wars we've been seeing, the sequester, i think this came up the last time i was here. the economic conservatives, the low tax, small government conservatives have established their supremacy. they have beaten out the national security hawks who didn't want to see cuts to defense. i think this is an example where they're beating the social conservatives who aren't ready for a shift in gay marriage. opposition within the party to gay marriage is substantial and they don't want a more liberalized immigration policy. so the one thing that is still here is low taxes, including on the wealthy, and deep cuts to government. i think that is a fundamental problem for the party. it cause them problems with all kinds of groups. there is only so much you can do when you change the language as long as you hold on to the tax and spending cuts policies. >> you touched on immigration policy. i think lawmakers in washington on the republican side see it as esse
as it could have been. there was talk at the beginning of the whole crazy mess last week that they would tax mom and pop depositors with less than 100,000 in the barng. they did nothing wrong. they did not get the banks in that mess. a lot of outrage about that. protests in the street, et cetera, et cetera. we're now trying to grab those funds above 100,000 euros and the rub here is that there's at love russian offshore money in cyprus. that's what the authorities are trying to grab. >> parking money. >> i'm getting very nervous. >> to pick up on what you're saying about what you call the tax in that first proposal, a lot of the critics said it is not a tax. that goes to the core of this. the entire financial system is based on trust. the average consumer isn't worried as much about bond yields. the trust when they put money into the bank, they can take it back out. how much did the floating of that proposal cut against that trust? i think hugely. i wrote a column about this this week. i think if you're an italian or a spaniard or in another potentially beleaguered european country, you're w
one. give we give away money, about $1.2 trillion. everyone knows the tax code is a mess. economically inefficient. stacked off in times against the middle class. so if we can clean up the tax code that would be beneficial. second, healthcare issue is a very serious one. medicare costs are coming down but there's a demographic that awaits us. 10,000 folks a day are going on to medicare and it is not just medicare issue. it is a healthcare spending issue in this country that's tough on businesses, tough on individual. so if we can do something to help slow that rate of growth and confidently keep it down, that's beneficial for the broad economy. >> americans were according to polls, americans are strongly in favor of gun can control. recent poll, favor background checks. more than half favor banning assault weapons. over half favor banning large magazines. >> that's the reason i think the president is glad to be away from washington, away from congress. there is a level of dysfunction here. the power in this institution is enormous. it takes away from common sense steps. you have the fi
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